Who do I need to notify when I move?
You have just unpacked the last moving box standing in your hallway. But, the moving process isn’t quite over yet – there are still some things that need to be changed, such as your new address! Updating your new address is very important for several reasons – you need to be able to receive your bills and mail, and you want to make sure that the person living at your old place doesn’t get your mail. We have made this useful checklist that will hopefully remind you to update your information where it is necessary!
Update your mailing address
Before updating any other information, the most important one to change is your mailing address. You need to be able to receive your bills and other mail properly, because otherwise, you may get into trouble. Changing your mailing address is rather simple. There are two options that we recommend:
- Updating the information online, through USPS.com
- Updating the information at your local post office
Both of the above mentioned options are easy and convenient. The choice is up to you!
ID and driver’s licence information
The second most important thing to take care of is changing the address on your ID card and driver’s license. According to US law, you only have 30 days to do so. If you fail to do so, you may be fined! Luckily, updating this information is rather easy to do! Both your ID card and your driver’s license information can be updated online, on DMV.com. If you prefer the old-fashioned method, you can always do this in person as well.
Monthly memberships and subscriptions
Do you receive monthly subscription mail from club memberships, magazines or catalogues? Now is a good time to notify them that your address has changed. Usually, this can be easily done online. It only takes a few minutes of your time. This is important to do, because otherwise, you may be charged for your monthly subscription and your mail may continue to arrive at your old address.
Notify friends and family
Your friends and family already know that you’re moving. However, what they don’t know is your new address. Make sure that you send them your new address so that they’re able to send you mail or welcome gifts, if they would like to. You can do this quickly and efficiently by sending them a group text or online message!
Let your bank know
Last but certainly not least, you need to let your bank know that you’ve changed your address. If they send you monthly statements, or you use online shopping accounts, you need to change and verify your debit-card billing address, so that the goods you purchase online arrive at the right address! Give them a quick phone call, or go to their local branch office to update the info!
State to State Movers hope that this information has helped you stay on track with your relocation duties. We know how time-consuming and demanding a relocation can be. However, it doesn’t have to be that way – State to State Movers will be there to offer you some of the best moving services and estimates if you decide to move again in the future!